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    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    Patriots Win: A Win is a Win

    It could've been a lot worse. It could've been an L, because there is no doubt that there were some plays that the Atlanta Falcons left on the field, but the truth is, the New England Patriots found a way to win.

    Tom Brady was less then spectacular with his final stat line looking like a rookie quarterback who put together a decent start. It could've been a lot worse. The Falcons dropped two sure thing INTs and that would've made Brady's 25/42 for 277 yds and one TD look a whole lot worse. But as coach would say, it is what it is.

    At times in this game Brady was angry. At times he was frustrated. He threw a couple of balls out of the reach of his receivers when they were wide open. He had some of his receivers drop balls. And yet, in the end, he put together a drive that got New England into the end zone to finally seal the deal.

    Brady has obviously not found his "groove" yet and still the New England Patriots are 2-1 starting the '09-'10 campaign.

    How about that running game? A nice 105 yds from Fred Taylor who finally had his break out game and looks like the back of choice for the Patriots this season. The rest of the running game complimented Taylor to put up more yards on the ground today then in the opening games combined (156 total yards in the first two games - 168 yards today.)

    The defense, who has yet to give up 300 yards to any team in the first three games of the season is holding it's own, even as Vince Wilfork went down in the first half today.

    People who were expecting this team to be like the 2007 New England Patriots are going to be sadly disappointed. Tom Brady is a great quarterback and no one can deny that. He is better then 95% of the quarterbacks in the league, but clearly he is human.

    That Pats will click and when they do, I don't think there is a team in the league that would want to face them in the playoffs. Will they make the playoffs? Of course they will. Will they breeze into the playoffs? Probably not.

    So, Wicked Pissa Dude Nation, I urge you, as I did after last weeks loss, take a deep breath, the season is young and there is a lot of football left to be played. We will be strong and we will lead the AFC East, we're just going to have to shake those pesky Jets.

    Plenty more on this game tomorrow on the weekend wrap-up, right here on wickedpissadude.com.


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